Weak shelled eggs

Oneacre Homestead

Chirping
8 Years
May 25, 2011
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I am having somewhat weak shelled eggs, despite feeding my hens layer feed and ouster shells free choice. They have an outdoor run. They eat some table scraps. I have 1 hen in her second season of laying and hers are especially bad and she hardly lays 2 eggs a week. Anyone have any ideas for me?
 

mamabigbird

Songster
9 Years
Feb 11, 2010
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Vancouver Island, B.C.,
I agree, feed them ground up eggshells. Fine enough that they won't really recognize that they are eggshells otherwise they may start pecking at their eggs in the nest.
I found my hens didn't really go for the ground up oyster shells.
I quite often will mix some left-over rice in with the eggshells so it sticks and they gobble it down, not wasting any on the ground.
 

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